For companies or individuals interested in sponsoring us, our donation page provides information about the methods of sponsoring us and the sponsorship tiers listed below.
Mr. John N. Feren
The Mui Family
Saints Robotics is a non-profit senior high school extracurricular activity. Every year, we compete in a competition run by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization founded by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway Scooter, to encourage students to pursue careers in math and science.
Unfortunately, FIRST is unable to provide financial aid to individual teams. It therefore falls upon us to accrue the necessary funds for numerous purposes: the entrance fee into the competition ($5,500), construction materials for robots ($2,000), associated travel expenses to Regionals ($500), and other miscellaneous necessities, such as purchasing tools and safety equipment. Fundraising cannot alone account for this, and part of FIRST is to encourage students to contact corporations and other organizations to raise funds.
The 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition was covered by BusinessWeek, CNN, MSNBC and many local news channels. The final competition in Atlanta, Georgia drew 9,000 high-school students from all 50 states. In the 2007 season, a total of over 18,000 adult mentors were involved, along with more than 2,000 corporate sponsors. The 2008 season, for the first time since 2003, had a regional event in the Seattle area.
We truly believe this to be a worthwhile venture in support of your local community. Our hope is that you could contribute to Saints Robotics by either by mentoring, donating to, or sponsoring our cause in any way. Any help, financial or otherwise, will be greatly appreciated. In return, we will promote your organization in various ways: on our website, on our team banner, on our team uniform, and even the robot itself.
If you would like further information, please feel free to contact our public relations team. Our continued success is contingent upon the support of the community we inhabit. On behalf of the entire team, thank you so much for your interest.